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Key Facts

Full name
Jeffrey Gamble

Known as
Jeff Gamble

Born
24 May 1935

Died
20 June 1996 (aged 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 6d
Last game: 25y 46d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 22

Recruited from
Aberfeldie (1953)

Jeff Gamble

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1953-196090140.1662%20
Total1953-196090140.1662%20

AFL: 6,344th player to appear, 2,706th most games played, 4,386th most goals kickedEssendon: 657th player to appear, 199th most games played, 383rd most goals kicked

Recruited locally from Aberfeldie, Jeff Gamble was a tall, rangy and talented defender whose promising VFL career with Essendon was brought to a premature end by a serious knee injury sustained in 1959, when he was aged just 24. Although he tried to resume, he was never the same player, and he retired the following year after a total of 90 VFL games in eight seasons. Gamble played much of his early football as a follower but was better suited to a key defensive role. He was quick for his height (191cm), and relished the physical side of the game.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.